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Bubba's

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5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Enough For Us!

Last night: Good burgers, onion rings and hotdogs that we took back to our beachfront rental. Twenty minutes from arrival to receiving order on a Saturday about 6pm. Sweet customer service from the ladies. Will be back whenever we don't feel like cooking or having a restaurant dinner. Mahalo!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
LynnInColorado
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Last night: Good burgers, onion rings and hotdogs that we took back to our beachfront rental. Twenty minutes from arrival to receiving order on a Saturday about 6pm. Sweet customer service from the ladies. Will be back whenever we don't feel like cooking or having a restaurant dinner. Mahalo!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Bubba's is an institution in Hanalei. Burgers, burgers, and more burgers. If you want something non-beaf, they have a taro burger and a chicken burger. They are all good. The fries are excellent. The only problem is the wait if it is busy. Order and stand in line, in our case for 20 minutes. The have tables and benches in... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered one thing only since we had a hankering for it and it seemed that Bubba's had signs advertising milkshakes. They were awful! The shakes are made from soft ice cream, are not very cold and not very good at all. If you eat at Bubbas, don't waste your money on a shake!

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Encinitas, California, United States
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134 reviews 134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the In n Out equivalent in Hawaii. If you like good burgers it is worth the wait (which was 45 min for us but we took turns in line). The shakes and frings (onion ring/fry combo) are good too. you may end up sharing a picnic table with strangers but we've met some wonderful people that way.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Teriyaki burger with pineapple was delicious!! I usually can't finish burger but had no problem with this one. My husband ordered double and also enjoyed. Fun atmosphere.

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Lititz
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When my husband sees a line for a burger place we have to eat there. Neither of us were disappointed. The burgers are freshly made with coarsely ground beef that adds texture. They have a special relish and recommend no lettuce or tomato. The beef is so delicious you don't need anything but the burger, onions, and relish, Fries were... More 

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Florence, Montana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ate here the week after Christmas 2014. I saw the reviews, was craving a burger, so had to try it. Overall, I'm glad I did. The burger and fries were excellent. My 'beef' with this place is the snail-paced service. These are not exaggerations - stood in line for about 45 minutes waiting to place an order, took about 5... More 

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Tulsa, Okla
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

neat little burger shack. Tables beside the quaint highway (in Hanalei it's more like a country road). We enjoyed our chili burger, but it is more the atmosphere than the food. Next time I want a simple burger and soda, while in Hanalei, I will stop in again. Good solid food.

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Dalton Gardens, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was very surprised at the quality, taste and service of my Bubba Burger experience. It was worth the wait in line. Easy to miss when you drive through town...just look for the line into the front door.

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Bellingham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped here for a quick bite. The food was very good as was the service. I would go again if I had the opportunity.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826 7839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?